Jonathan Biss to Perform Benefit Recital for Artist Relief
May 19, 2020
2002 Gilmore Young Artist Jonathan Biss is giving a very special online recital for Artist Relief Tree (ART), a global online fundraiser which helps support artists affected by COVID-19. The live stream performance will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM (ET).
According to Americans for the Arts, coronavirus-related financial losses to date are estimated at $3.2 billion in the US nonprofit arts sector alone. ART is a grassroots effort made by artists for artists, and awards funds to artists of any discipline in the form of a $250 solidarity donation. To date, ART has helped over 1,200 artists, and strives to reach its goal of $1 million to provide 3,500 artists financial support during the global health crisis.
Earlier this month, Mr. Biss streamed a performance for The Gilmore’s Virtually Gilmore series, which has been viewed more than 1,500 times on YouTube. He donated his artist fee for that performance to ART.
Mr. Biss’s benefit recital in support of ART is free to watch, but viewers are encouraged to donate to support the organization’s important mission. The program includes works by Schumann, Janáček, and Mozart, as well as interview segments in which Mr. Biss speaks with musicians and gives the viewer a window into how the musical community is being affected by—and responding to—the coronavirus crisis.
The performance will be streamed on Facebook by Mr. Biss and ART and on YouTube by ART.
Please join us in watching this important performance!
Sonata in F Major, K. 533/494
From: On an Overgrown Path
Rondo in A Minor, K. 511
Kreisleriana, Op. 16